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Intelsat Expands Partnership in Africa with Liquid Telecom

By Rachel Jewett | June 26, 2020

Intelsat is expanding its partnership with Liquid Telecom. Photo: Intelsat

Intelsat has extended its partnership with African telecom group Liquid Telecom to connect more than 2,000 additional Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) terminals across the continent. The two companies have worked together since 2016 to deliver Liquid Telecom’s VSAT service over Intelsat’s high-throughput satellite fleet to provide a communications network to communities, schools, and businesses in 20 countries across the continent.

The companies said in a Friday release that this expansion will provide connectivity to mobile operators, carriers, enterprise, media, content companies, and retail customers across Africa, and help Liquid Telecom service rural areas. 

“Extending our partnership with Intelsat will enable us to continue developing VSAT products with high- efficiency models and ubiquitous coverage; in fact, Liquid Telecom has just added three new high-performance VSAT service offerings to our portfolio, each with a range of data volume options. Liquid Telecom is continuing to drive increased demand and improve service levels across the continent, and this continuation of our partnership with Intelsat is a significant boost in that regard,” Liquid Telecom Satellite Services CEO Scott Mumford said.